Dad Jokes In Latin, by Barbara Gliddon

My late father used to say. “Tempus fugit as the monkey said when he threw the clock at his mother.”
Let’s parse that, shall we?
Why the original language?
Apart from his school motto, probably it was the only Latin he knew.
Sorry, don’t know.
Why a monkey?
Not a clue.
And a clock, not a watch?
See above.
Finally: the mother. Dad’s mother. She of the bridge games, snooty friends and distracted air.
Aha. A clue?
Tempus fugit indeed.
However, tempus fugit, non autem memoria.
Well, not for dad.
Gratias pater.


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